Safety Risk Assessment Training


Started on July 31, 2021

Safety Risk Assessment Training

Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, and considering the things that could cause significant harm to people, property or the environment. The most important purpose of safety risk assessment training courses are to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities.

Employers are required by law to ensure their employees are protected from harm or injury.   Minimum requirements required by employees, covered under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 is

  • identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards)
  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk

Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.  The HSE have produced a useful overview of how to manage risk for health and safety purposes in the workplace The Health and Safety Toolbox

At the end of this course, candidates will have an understanding of what a risk assessment is and how to complete one. To achieve this the course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies. It will then go on to provide practical advice on how to identify hazards and analyse risk before finishing off by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessment.

Course ContentModule
The Basics1
Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law2
Strategy – Options and Elements3
Identifying Hazards4
Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks5
Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities6
Recording and Reviewing7
Management and Responsibilities8
Course Assessment

This online assessment for this Safety Risk Assessment training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 90 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

Related courses to Introduction to Safety Risk Assessment Training include

Workplace Health and Safety
Personal Safety of Lone Worker
Manual Handling